Have you ever written a scary story? In honor of the Halloween season, we are interviewing horror writers to learn about the craft of scaring readers.
Recently, we spoke with Little, Brown UK editor-in-chief Antonia Hodgson to discuss her debut historical mystery novel, The Devil in The Marshalsea. Check out the highlights from our interview below…
Q: How did you land your first book deal?
A: I spent five years writing a novel that would have been very suitable for Halloween – vampires, dark deeds, so much blood… When I began writing it vampires weren’t fashionable. While I was writing it, they became incredibly fashionable. By the time I’d finished everyone was saying, ‘ugh, I’m so sick of vampires.’ So I sent this book to an agent anyway.